After online threats, gaming engineer plans run for Congress
December 23, 2016
BOSTON (AP) — In the gaming world, Brianna Wu has earned a reputation battling the online harassment campaign known as Gamergate, a fight that led to rape and murder threats from the darker recesses of the male-dominated realm.
Now the 39-year-old Boston-based software engineer is setting her sights on another male-dominated institution: Congress.
Wu, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, said she made the decision almost immediately after the November election.
"On election night I was standing 30 feet from where Hillary should have accepted the presidency. I had planned to go back t...
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